Equivalence of External Qualifications

The equivalence in Portugal of higher education degrees and diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions has been regulated, since 1 January 2019, by Decreto-Lei nº. 66/2018.

There are three types of equivalence in Portugal: Automatic Equivalence, Level Equivalence and Specific Equivalence.

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Equivalence of Foreign Qualifications at Lisbon School of Medicine

To apply for Equivalence the applicant will have to access the website of Direção Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES) and then:

1) Select the option Specific Recognition;
2) Fill the online form.

For any questions, please contact Universidade de Lisboa, on ULisboa Recognition of External Qualifications



Regime Jurídico de reconhecimento de graus académicos e diplomas de ensino superior estrangeiros
Tramitação procedimental do reconhecimento de graus académicos estrangeiros


Associated Agreements

Acordo Bilateral entre Universidade de Lisboa e Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Termo Aditivo ao Acordo Bilateral entre Universidade de Lisboa e UFRJ

Applicants graduated from UFRJ follow the normal administrative procedure (see the separate procedure).

Jury of the specific recognition process under the Bilateral Agreement between the University of Lisbon (UL) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)